A Cottage by the Sea
Featured in Architectural Digest this month is the Hamptons home of Skyframe clients Reinaldo Leandro and Patrick McGrath. We have loved following their journey of renovation and restoration of their weekend home, spotted for sale one day in the quaint hamlet of the Springs. Given their shared line of work, how could the Manhattan couple resist a shared project of their own?
"Leandro took the lead on the structural design and McGrath drove the decor, artfully repurposing much of their existing furniture. The living room’s sofa, for instance, was slipcovered in white linen with crisp box-pleat trim, while the bedroom rugs were collected on trips to Turkey and Mexico over the years."
“Everything has a story,” says Leandro, indicating the bedcovers (purchases from Paris) and earthenware pineapples (souvenirs from San Miguel de Allende). Art ranges from rare prints to pre-Columbian icons. A native of Venezuela, he concedes that McGrath’s New England roots set him at ease when it came to decorating in a cottage style—though they didn’t always see eye to eye. “At a certain point I did say, ‘If another urn comes into this house, I’m going to have a meltdown.’”